SB 944 Baseball Stadium Authority.
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Virginia Baseball Stadium Authority. Makes numerous amendments intended to facilitate the use of the Authority as a provider of a stadium for a major league baseball team in Virginia. The bill (i) adds office, restaurant, concessions, retail and lodging facilities which are adjacent to a major league baseball stadium to the definition of “facility”; (ii) defines several new terms; (iii) declares that the Authority is a political subdivision, rather than an instrumentality, of the Commonwealth; (iv) states that at least four members of the nine-member Authority shall be residents of the locality in which the facility is proposed to be located; (v) provides that special meetings of the Authority shall be held when requested by two or more members in writing; (vi) directs that the Executive Director of the Authority shall be paid from the funds received by the Authority; (vii) reduces the required period of time between the announcement of a proposed stadium site and the selection of the site by the Authority from 90 to 60 days but allows the site locality to extend the time period for an additional 60 days; (viii) creates a 12-member local advisory board to provide input into the design and operation of the stadium; (ix) provides that if the Authority issues bonds to finance a stadium, the Authority shall be entitled to all state sales and use tax revenues that are levied pursuant to the Virginia Retail Sales and Use Tax Act and that are generated by transactions taking place within the stadium for the life of the bonds, not to exceed 30 years; (x) authorizes the governing body of the locality in which a stadium is located to direct that all local sales and use tax revenues be applied to repayment of stadium bonds; (xi) allows the Authority to enter into cooperative agreements with other political subdivisions; (xii) provides immunity to the Commonwealth and other political subdivisions for actions of the Authority; and (xiii) makes numerous technical amendments. HB 2012 is identical.

Full text:
01/23/95  Senate: Presented & ordered printed LD1980729  pdf
02/03/95  Senate: Committee substitute printed LD3245729-S1  pdf
03/03/95  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB944ER)  pdf
03/31/95  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0613)  pdf

House amendments

01/23/95  Senate: Presented & ordered printed LD1980729
01/23/95  Senate: Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/31/95  Senate: Reported from Local Government (14-Y 0-N)
01/31/95  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
02/02/95  Senate: Reported from Finance with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
02/03/95  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/03/95  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (40-Y 0-N)
02/03/95  Senate: Committee substitute printed LD3245729-S1
02/06/95  Senate: Read second time
02/06/95  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/06/95  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to LD3245729-S1
02/06/95  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - comm. sub. LD3245729-S1
02/06/95  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/95  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/95  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/95  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/95  Senate: Communicated to House
02/08/95  House: Placed on Calendar
02/09/95  House: Read first time
02/09/95  House: Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/10/95  House: Assigned to C. C. T. sub-committee: 1
02/17/95  House: Reported from C. C. T. with amendments (22-Y 0-N)
02/20/95  House: Read second time
02/21/95  House: Read third time
02/21/95  House: Committee amendments agreed to
02/21/95  House: Engrossed by House as amended
02/21/95  House: Passed House with amendments (Block Vote) (100-Y 0-N)
02/21/95  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/23/95  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/23/95  Senate: House amendments agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/95  Senate: VOTE: CONCUR HOUSE AMENDMENT (39-Y 0-N)
03/03/95  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB944ER)
03/10/95  Senate: Enrolled
03/10/95  House: Signed by Speaker
03/13/95  Senate: Signed by President
03/25/95  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 613 (effective 7/1/95)
03/31/95  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0613)